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Thread: November 2012 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize

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    One of the kids at school was squeezing the back of the teachers arm today. She said, "are you playing with my fat." He answered "you aren't fat you have soft bones." Out of the mouths of babes.

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    cindy - The pattern is from the book "Hugs & Holly" by Kelly Mueller. I found it on Connecting Threads website, but you could probably find it on Amazon.

    I figured out how to make them faster. If you take 1yd. top fabric, 1 yd. batting, 1 yd bottom fabric - make your quilt sandwich and quilt the whole thing, then cut the pieces you need, you can cut out 5 baskets to sew together. And if you use a different top fabric, say Christmas Trees, and the bottom is maybe Snowflakes, you could make 3 tree baskets and 2 snowflake baskets. Hope that makes sense.

    The longest part about making these is the way they tell you to cut all the pieces out oversized, sandwich and quilt. Then trim them to size. I figured out that if you want to make quantity it's easier to quilt a large piece and then cut it down to the sizes you need. Less waste, saves time. Works great!! I now have 5 baskets ready to sew together.

    There are some other great patterns in the book as well.
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    how's the wt loss going? i'm stalled....lost my get up and go. but am inching down ever so gradually. like a lb this week. but i'm hanging in there. that seems to be my pattern. lose 25 lbs, stall, lose 25 lbs, stall.
    been sewing a lot on my 2nd jane. i decided to do all the inside blocks, set them, then do the triangles all at once. that's because i couldn't make up my mind how big the blocks were going to be. 4.5, 5, or 5.5. ending up making them 4.5. and have trimmed them all to that. just finsihing up the last 25 here and there in the rows.
    i have 2 quilts at the LA quilters, so i think i will make binding today for them.
    i've started my shopping list for thanksgiving, and will start picking up stuff along. i hate one big shopping trip, but guess i will bite the bullet, and just do it, and be done. Sales, here i come.
    have a nice week.
    and gotcha Van... no chocolate.

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    My weight loss is stalled to. I think I'm all pooped out, no energy either. I'm not sure why. I've got a ton of stuff to do to. Dinner here on Thanksgiving, but thankfully Mom is doing the Turkey, stuffing & gravy. DSIL is doing the pies. I get to do all the sides....yeah!!!!

    Then I'll be giving the house one huge cleaning so I can decorate. I'm trying to get everything that needs to be done, done!!! Surgery date is December 12th and I want to have it all done by then. Wish me luck, I'm going to need it!!
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    Decided to check in even though i didn't sign up this month. No point until I get serious again. Glenn turned in the Sandy estimates for the roof, window and trees this morning. The insurance company is sending out an adjuster. I hope they decide to cover the repairs. Yes the roof and window are old but they were sound before the tree hit the roof. I guess we'll see soon enough. Hope everyone is having a successful weight loss this month. I'm still treading water. I haven't even exercised in weeks-no idea why I'm in such a funk. Will start again next month...well, probably.
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    Hope to get you off the fence and back in the thick of it with us Blondeslave. That's get the funk moving away from you. We're in this together.
    Kathleen

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    blond slave--yes sandy damage, etc. will funk anyone out. we lost this house to a tornado when we were orginally building it. then like 10 yrs later a tornado came thru, huffing and puffing, minor roof, gutter, soffet damage. and it hit me then, even tho, the damage wasn't bad.
    Have you seen the youngsters in yellow safety vest, from LDS church, or mormans? my niece told me how to donate to their 'food expense, housing expense'. i guess they are just going in and cleaning whole houses out. LDS.org, find the middle of the page, and just donate to the kids cleaning up. haven't done it yet, but intend to.
    everyone hang in there. we will keep losing.

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    I need to get off the fence, too. I will give up all my chocolate except the small amount of dark I take for health reasons. You don't want to know how much I can ingest in a day. For those of you who are stalled and are 'behaving', don't forget the feast day. If you don't have one, your metabolism drops so you need fewer calories and the weight loss stops. The feast day resets your metabolism so it doesn't go into starvation mode. If you are like me and stalled from incorrect eating, then maybe some duct tape over the mouth would work.

    Off to take the dog's to the vet. I will check in later.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryHouseQuilter View Post
    cindy - The pattern is from the book "Hugs & Holly" by Kelly Mueller. I found it on Connecting Threads website, but you could probably find it on Amazon.

    I figured out how to make them faster. If you take 1yd. top fabric, 1 yd. batting, 1 yd bottom fabric - make your quilt sandwich and quilt the whole thing, then cut the pieces you need, you can cut out 5 baskets to sew together. And if you use a different top fabric, say Christmas Trees, and the bottom is maybe Snowflakes, you could make 3 tree baskets and 2 snowflake baskets. Hope that makes sense.

    The longest part about making these is the way they tell you to cut all the pieces out oversized, sandwich and quilt. Then trim them to size. I figured out that if you want to make quantity it's easier to quilt a large piece and then cut it down to the sizes you need. Less waste, saves time. Works great!! I now have 5 baskets ready to sew together.

    There are some other great patterns in the book as well.
    Thanks for sharing the info, I have been busy working and not much time to get online, still trying to adjust to these hours and days.

    I will look for the book on Amazon.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    Well there is no way I will be the winner this month. I can't quit eating. I feel like I have joined the wrong thread this month. I should have joined the most weight gained thread. Candy, pizza, hamburgers I have had it all. Got to get back on track. I walked a 5K this morning not my best time but I walked it. Back on track in the morning. I think I will head to my sewing room and see if I can get my mouth under the needle and sew it shut so I stay out of the goodies.

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